I simply wish Benedict a banner year, with the recognition for his talent that he so deserves, with personal happiness, and with professional satisfaction. No crazy gifs or doctored photos. Just, “Happy Birthday, Benedict!”
I have not read the report, which I believe is surely interesting, but a lot of people here are trying to avoid any kind of spoilers; can you please kindly use undercut to post the report so that people won’t feel that they need to entirely quit the internet until the S2 of Sherlock is finally on air? Thanks very much.
The city of London is as much a character in Sherlock as John or Sherlock himself. It’s strange when you see the city in real life you become acutely aware that Mycroft’s comments in A Study in Pink are entirely correct - “Most people blunder around this city and all they see are streets and…
You do realize that Martin Freeman has a girlfriend and kids right? He’s not secretly boyfriends with Benedict Cumberbatch. Please stop mixing up the show with the actors. It’s bad enough you guys are forgetting there are people who consider Sherlock Asexual,…
Honestly, judging by Benedict’s reaction when being interviewed at the TV BAFTA red carpet, he is aware of all these BCMF/SherlockJohn Shipping things and he is obviously uncomfortable about these.
I decided early on there would be no mention of the S word, or indeed the H word, still less the ‘E, MDW’ phrase. But that didn’t mean there couldn’t be, maybe, a couple of sly references… Benedict was an incredibly good sport about it all, especially given the audience was full of Sherlock fans. Though he did give me quite a look at the first read-through when we got to ‘Wow, Skip! You’re just like Miss Marple!’
"There was never any question that Benedict Cumberbatch would play me. I didn’t care if he acted like a duck, the moment I heard the improbable name I wanted him for the job. When I first saw him perform on stage, he was wobbly. He got more wobbly with each act. By the final scene his whole body was vibrating and the set was rattling too. He was playing the shaking, shell-shocked war veteran George Haverstick in Tennessee Williams’s Period of Adjustment. Afterwards, I met Benedict in the bar. He couldn’t hang around to talk because he had gastric flu and needed to rush off to be sick. Alexander is really the hardest role in Stuart: a milder part, it doesn’t have the armed-police raids, prison riots and chaotic absurdity that Stuart gets. It would be easy to make the character a bland foil for the wildness and eccentricity of Stuart. Benedict doesn’t touch that nonsense for a second but makes the film what it’s supposed to be: a funny, poignant friendship between two very different men. When he and I talk now, whenever ‘Alexander’ of the book comes up, we point to the space on the floor between us. Alexander is the ghost who stands there.” — Alexander Masters